Expanding Nokia's X-series, HMD Global on Wednesday launched a new Nokia X5 smartphone in China. Following their launch, a leaked listing page on the Indian website suggested that HMD Global plans to bring these devices to India. It will be available for purchase at major offline retailers, Paytm Mall and Nokia's online store from July 21.
HMD Global has been a somewhat late notch adopter, but after biting the Apple-fired bullet with the Nokia X6, the exclusive brand licensee is doubling down by officially unveiling the X5. Customers buying the Nokia 3.1 by scanning the Paytm Mall QR code can avail 10% cashback on recharges and bill payments on Paytm.
The Nokia X5 shares the same design language as the Nokia X6 which launched earlier this year.
Consumers buying Nokia 3.1 will additionally get two INR 250 movie cashback vouchers which can be redeemed against booking minimum two movie tickets via Paytm. Buyers using credit and debit cards from ICICI Bank will get 5 per cent cashback. On recharge of Rs 149 pack, users will get 1GB data per day, unlimited calls and 100 SMS per day for 28 days. Backed with a 3,060mAh battery, the device also comes with a fingerprint sensor and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo that will upgradable to Android P. On a recharge of INR 595, consumers will get unlimited calls, 100 SMS/day, 18GB data for 6 months. The Nokia 3.1 has been launched in India in three colour options- Blue/Copper, Black/Chrome and White/Iron.
Nokia 3.1 features a 5.2-inch HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone has a 2.5D curved display with Corning Gorilla glass. Moreover, the handset also comes with up to 64GB of inbuilt storage that can expanded up to 256GB via microSD card.
The primary camera on the Nokia 3.1 is a 13MP snapper with f/2 aperture. The front camera has an 8MP unit with f/2 aperture, fixed focus sensor and 84.6-degree field of vision. Indian markets will get only the 2GB variant which comes with 16GB internal storage. On the connectivity front, it supports 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hybrid dual-SIM and micro USB port.
There's a Mediatek Helio P60 powering things under the hood, with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, but the phone will apparently be available in a 4GB/64GB configuration too.